A current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation.



    主持人:Janice Wong and Anna Fenton

    Backchat is RTHK Radio 3's current affairs programme with expert panels and listener participation. It airs every weekday from 8.30am-9.30am. Have your say by calling us on 233 88 266, Backchat's Facebook , or send us a message at backchat@rthk.hk

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    Monday to Friday 8.30am - 9.30am
    (*except holidays)

    Podcast: Daily update and available after its broadcast.



    How best to preserve Hong Kong‘s historic buildings; new locally-developed hepatitis B drug; World Cup 2022

    8:30am-9:15am: revitalisation of heritage buildings

    8:30am-9:15am: Fredo Cheung, Heritage Conservationist; former Vice President of Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists

    8:30am-9:15am: John Batten, Convenor of the Central & Western Concern Group

    8:30am-9:00am: Andrew Lam, lawmaker and former Chairman of the Antiquities Advisory Board

    9:15am-9:25am: new hepatitis B drug

    9:15am-9:25am: Yuen Man-fung, Chair Professor, Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Li Shu Fan Medical Foundation Professor in Medicine, Department of Medicine, School of Clinical Medicine, HKUMed

    9:25am-9:30am: World Cup

    9:25am-9:30am: Atom Cheung, RTHK sports reporter

    On today’s programme, we‘re looking at Hong Kong‘s historic buildings and how best to preserve and use them.

    Often, it‘s a case of adapt, or die. There are many examples of revitalisation projects — old buildings put to new uses — that flourish, such as Tai Kwun in Central. Or there’s the Foreign Correspondents‘ Club at the Old Dairy Farm Depot that’s just gotten a lease renewal from the government.

    But not all of these projects work out… the Haw Par Music Foundation has just handed back the his-toric Haw Par mansion in Tai Hang to the government more than two years before its lease was up, citing income limitations and operational challenges.

    So, what’s the best way to save such historic buildings from the wrecking ball, and put them to good use?

    After 9:15 we’ll look at a new, locally-developed hepatitis B drug that could free patients from having to take pills for their whole lives.

    And at 9:25 we‘ll get the latest World Cup update from our sports correspondent.

    07/12/2022 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:30 - 09:35)

    第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)

    第二部份 Part 2 (HKT 09:03 - 09:35)

    07/12/2022 - Revitalisation of heritage buildings

    07/12/2022 - New hepatitis B drug

    07/12/2022 - World Cup 2022


    11 - 12




    Jason Chan, Programme Manager (Testing & PLHIV Service), AIDS Concern



    Expanding child abuse scandal; and why you should eat less meat

    主持人:Janice Wong and Anna Fenton

    8:30am-9:15am: child abuse scandal

    8:30am-9:15am: Dr Sandra Tsang, Associate Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, HKU

    8:30am-9:00am: Dr Patrick Cheung, Chairperson, Against Child Abuse

    8:30am-9:00am: Dr May Lam, Vice-president (Censor/Education) of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists; Director of the Variety Butterfly Programme

    9:00am-9:15am: Mrs Priscilla Lui, member of the Commission on Children

    9:15am-9:30am: why you should eat less meat

    9:15am-9:30am: Amos Tai, Associate Professor, Earth System Science Programme in the Faculty of Science, CUHK

    On Wednesday‘s Backchat: an expanding child abuse scandal; and why you should eat less meat.

    The Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children announced it had suspended four more staff — days after three child care workers at its Prince Edward home were arrested over the alleged abuse or neglect of at least 18 toddlers.

    The group says its pouring over a month’s worth of footage from hundreds of CCTV cameras from its facilities to enforce what it calls a zero-tolerance policy against abuse.

    The alleged cases have prompted an outpouring of concern both from the public and the government… with Chief Executive Carrie Lam calling for new legislation to boost child protection, while social welfare chief has ordered an internal probe.

    So, is the current system enough to protect children? Should Hong Kong make corporal punishment a crime? What else needs to be done?

    At 9:15am, we’ll discuss how high meat consumption might be damaging to your health in an unexpected way…. by contributing to air pollution.


    29/12/2021 - 足本 Full (HKT 08:30 - 09:35)

    第一部份 Part 1 (HKT 08:30 - 09:00)

    第二部份 Part 2 (HKT 09:03 - 09:35)

    29/12/2021 - Child abuse scandal

    29/12/2021 - Why you should eat less meat

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